Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thinking of Green! (On My Mind)

" If there comes a little thaw,
Still the air is chill and raw,
Here and there a patch of snow,
Dirtier than the ground below,
Dribbles down a marshy flood;
Ankle-deep you stick in mud,
In the meadows while you sing,
   "This is Spring."
                  C.P. Cranch 

  I am thinking about Spring and the colour green. It is supposed to rain for a couple of days. I do not want to see the snow disappear.
 I have enjoyed the winter, with the white snow and my snowshoes.
 I am not looking forward to the brown mud, and my rubber boots.
 I look forward to the green of grass, and trees, and my hiking shoes.
 It would be OK if we just skipped over the browns, and went right to the greens.
 Maybe, since this is February it will be white for a little longer. This is Canada.



  1. Not so crazy about the browns either. Nothing beats the bright white of February. Hoping we get a top up of white for the weekend.

  2. I keep telling myself there's a reason for every "season." Even the muddy one. :)

  3. Derrick "Just like Mom" and I hope you get your wish. B

    Nancy Yes There is nothing like the ooze of cold mud in my boot. B

  4. I can hardly wait for green! And yellow! And blue! And pink! And.....

  5. I would love the snow too. It looks like an early Autumn for us here so you might have an early Spring. Forget the browns. Just think of your green garden!

  6. You'll have to post a photo when you have more green in your garden. We can have brown summers as it can be quite hot here and I'm really looking forward to Autumn this year. I love it when the leaves change colour :D.

  7. I look forward to the green myself, and it's kinda scary for it to be as warm as the 70sF in February. afraid everything's going to bud too early. *sigh*

  8. Glorious picture and lovely to think you have had a glimpse of the promise of spring.

  9. Love your poem, even though spring is a different matter altogether here in Texas. We went from 20 degrees F., up to 80, down to 15, then back up to 76, all within the month of February! Our plants stay in a constant state of confusion each spring.

  10. Today I went out for a bike ride. The temperature has gone up to 60 for a couple of days. What fun! But now I have a bad case of spring fever. As much as I have also enjoyed snowshoeing, I am ready for the green!
    Beautiful photos


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